Great news for Canadians visiting the U.S. as T-Mobile has today announced a new prepaid Tourist Plan for international visitors to the U.S. that features 1,000 minutes of domestic calling as well as unlimited 2G data with the first 2GB at 4G LTE speeds, MacRumors reports. The plan also includes unlimited domestic and international texting to over 140 countries and regions.
So the next time you’re visiting the U.S., all you need to do is visit a T-Mobile store with an unlocked GSM smartphone, sign up and pay for the plan, and receive a free SIM card to access the carrier’s network. The one-time, one-line plan lasts 3 weeks and cannot be renewed after automatically expiring at 11:59 p.m. on the 21st day of service. Since international phone numbers cannot be ported to the U.S., T-Mobile will assign customers a new U.S. number when they sign up for the Tourist Plan.
International calling from the U.S. to other countries is not included in the plan and cannot be added as an additional feature, but customers can use Wi-Fi-based calling services.
The Tourist Plan includes 200MB of U.S. data roaming, but other T-Mobile perks such as Mobile Without Borders, Binge On, and Music Freedom are not included. The plan permits tethering, with Mobile Hotspot using data from the 2GB allotment of 4G LTE data, followed by slower speeds afterwards.
T-Mobile’s new $30 prepaid Tourist Plan will be available starting June 12.